News International, a mass media corporation, has appointed Paul Chinnery as general counsel.

Chinnery will be responsible for all legal matters relating to the company, including editorial, compliance, and commercial activity.

Previously, Chinnery served as senior legal counsel at payment transaction company WorldPay, and also as director of legal and commercial affairs at UK broadcaster Channel 5. During his 13-year tenure there, he gave legal advice on editorial and compliance issues, litigation, regulatory investigations and the negotiation of commercial contracts across the business.